no point in buying a mirrorless camera

Started May 11, 2014 | Discussions thread
OP adymitruk Contributing Member • Posts: 500
Re: no point in buying a mirrorless camera

nevercat wrote:

You are thinking of the G1X II, the OP is talking G16.

You are right about my mistake on the G1X mark ii (I hate when that happens) but the OP was talking about the G11, an older version of that camera. The remarks in my original post stay the same, but the sensorsize is a lot smaller, and lowlight is 3 stops worse then the A6000 according to DXO. Add to that that you have less control over DOF and less WA (28mm compared to 24 mm for the A6000) and that the A6000 have better AF, and will grow with your needs (by adding lenses, both zooms and primes)and I still think the A6000 is a winner.

Lookat the video capabilities of the a6000 and you see an other reason why there is a reason to buy the mirrorless over the G11...

I realy hate to say it, but the OP looks more and more like a troll, especialy as he do not react to the posts here and he does not tell why the old G11 is a better option...

I'm quite serious. Sorry for going away for family stuff on mother's day.

Welcome back, the problem with your OP is that you claim that the old G11 is better fo (an d I quote you now ) you might as well buy a used Canon G11 for regular photography or some macro. You don't say why, In later posts you tell that macro with the G11 is easier, what is true for every small sensor camera thanks to the fact that the DOF from a camera wit a small sensor is huge.

But you don't tell why for regular photography the G11 is the best. If you want pictures with nice subject isolation the DOF of the G11 works against you! If you want to do some wider shots in a smallers space the A6000 has a 24mm eq FOV the G11 has a 28mm... When taking pictures in lesser light the Sony has 3 stops better high ISO quality, better dynamic rang, and better colordepth.

And then you CAN add extra lenses to the system, making the low light capabilities even more better, or you can have a nice telelens, or a 10-18mm WA zoom lens or...

Then there is video, the G11 only has VGA video, the Sony has HD video. Then there is speed, the focussing and startup speed of the A6000 is reported better then that of the G11.

So in short, the A6000 is a camera that can deliver far better IQ, even with the kitlens, is faster and more versatile. The only thing that is realy easier on the G11 is macro. in short there are plenty of reasons to go for the A6000 over the G11.

Is the G11 a bad camera? NO! Only the A6000mis in most of the fields much better and I think you knew that when you post your OP.

Yes I agree that the original post could have been worded better.

It's a quite a toss up still. There are work arounds for something like a g11, stitching for smaller mm, at least for stationary scenes averaging multiple exposures to get rid of noise, pp, etc. To have all that done away with is a very significant hit to the pocket book unless to truly do just one type of photography.

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